Nurdle is a community interest company dedicated to improving the environment. We make devices to aid in unearthing buried plastic from the sand, focusing specifically on micro-plastic nurdles, as these tiny plastic pellets cause havoc on our wildlife and are the hardest to recover.
Currently, we manufacture and sell micro-plastic Trommel sieves to the beaches that have a real pollution issue. We have 20 Trommels scattered around the UK and some abroad, as far as California. So far, we have removed over 15million pieces of plastic alone - not taking into account the millions more our users are collecting. We've seen a drastic decrease in micro-plastics at Polzeath beach, Tregantle Beach, and Saunton beach and Watergate Bay has very nearly returned to its normal ecological state. However, some beaches are so vastly polluted or so expansive, that we need a machine to clear them. Thats why we're raising grant money to build the worlds first large scale solution to micro-plastics on our beaches.
Some may think this is a massive task, but in reality microplastics accumulate in extreme numbers in one or two areas on a beach. We like to call this the MicroPlastic Accumulation Zone (MPAZ). We'll aim to have an army of machines and Trommels to clear this zone once a month, at every spring tide, alleivating the problem for good. Microplastics also only accumulate on sandy beaches, so although the scope for this problem is global we can consistantly target the worst beaches and clean the oceans much faster than we ever would cleaning the water. There is over 5x as much plastic per km2 on the beach as there is in the open ocean.
Clean beaches, clean ocean.